Omaha- P&Y 2019 !!
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Buffalo1 29-Aug-18
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From: Buffalo1
29-Aug-18

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Omaha is where it's happening!

From: jingalls
29-Aug-18
I've never gone. Looks like I need to experience it since it's in my back yard.

From: Bigdan
29-Aug-18
I will be there

From: Jaquomo
29-Aug-18
If Bigdan is going, I'm going. Plus this year its only two hours from my turkey camp!

From: BOWUNTR
30-Aug-18
I wouldn't miss it... can't wait. Ed F

From: trkyslr
30-Aug-18
I may go If a 191” gross 184” net strip buck makes it with a bottle of crown ....... :-)

From: Treeline
30-Aug-18
Been far too long! I’m in. Will have to see if any other CO boys want to make it a road trip.

From: pav
30-Aug-18
See you guys there!

From: midwest
30-Aug-18
Will there be beer? :-)

30-Aug-18
Well, if all of you are going I guess I will sacrifice and be there as well:) Cant wait!!

Matt

30-Aug-18
Well, if all of you are going I guess I will sacrifice and be there as well:) Cant wait!!

Matt

From: sticksender
30-Aug-18
See y'all there.

From: Brotsky
30-Aug-18
I plan to make it for a couple days. Just found out we got tickets to the Final Four in Minneapolis the weekend before so I’ll have to sacrifice a day or two in Omaha to make that happen. I’m okay with that trade :)

30-Aug-18
I will have to be on a good behavior protocol since its local for me. I did reserve a room every night because I surely will not be able to drive home however. Oh boy I can't wait either.

From: Bigpizzaman
30-Aug-18
Might go just to keep Ned out of the Cornfields!

From: Shug
30-Aug-18
Yep... see ya there

From: deerhaven
30-Aug-18
I am in!! See you there.

From: otcWill
30-Aug-18
See you there

From: dgb
30-Aug-18
I went to in Omaha around 20 years ago. I took my 2 sons and we had a really nice time.

30-Aug-18
If I remember correctly, the last time it was held in Omaha, an attendance record was achieved. I believe that record was beaten later when it was in Minnesota?? Hope for another record breaker this time in Omaha!

From: Kurt
30-Aug-18
When was the last Omaha convention? I went but it was a while ago!

From: bowonly
30-Aug-18
I am thinking it was 1997

30-Aug-18
I guess if Palmquist is going I better go and keep him out of trouble.

30-Aug-18
and away from nuts.

30-Aug-18
I'll be there to video, take pics and keep grown men from wearing women's undergarments.

From: Blue Buck
30-Aug-18
Geez its 10 minutes from my house. May have to have a few guys over for a few beers.

From: kota-man
30-Aug-18
I hope to be there. Depends on how the Sheep Show goes in Reno. I should be able to "detox" in the three month time between shows. Also, another hurdle I need to address is the fact that my wife only allows me to be in a social setting with Zack once a year. With Reno, Omaha and a trip to the Yukon in the fall, I might be "pushing my luck"...

From: Rock
30-Aug-18
I am planing to be there, it is about 7-8 hour drive for me.

30-Aug-18
Damn, I really want to exhibit but I have buffalo clients in Africa then.

From: JTreeman
30-Aug-18
Well I don’t want to be the only cool guy on Bowsite not there (besides Ken). So I guess I’ll go ;)

—jim

From: kota-man
30-Aug-18
Ken is cool, but he's not "that cool". ;)

From: DGW
30-Aug-18
I will be there, but keeping Matt out of trouble is a tall order.

From: Shug
30-Aug-18
Ed... will there be another 3 D shoot?

From: Zackman
30-Aug-18
I’ve heard these are a good time...

From: bowpackerRob
30-Aug-18
Enjoyed St. Louis, I definitely wont miss this one.

From: BOWUNTR
30-Aug-18
Yes sir... the 3D is on... Ed F

From: Owl
30-Aug-18
First Scott Frost returns to Lincoln. Now this. Things are looking up for Nebraska. :)

30-Aug-18
Yes Ken u have early clients in April. I feel bad you’ll miss it so I’ll bring you a trophy or award since you can’t make the P&Y party. I’ll buy u a beer too.

30-Aug-18
Cash will work ;)

From: Buffalo1
30-Aug-18
I just hope that there will be a Bowsite gathering and that Trump, Jr. will be in attendance at the event.

If Pat pulls that one off, we need to have a Bowsite Group Action Resolution prepared to submit to the P&Y powers for Pat to receive an Ishi Award on Saturday night.

From: Willieboat
30-Aug-18
More than likely

From: Treeline
30-Aug-18
Dang, sure don’t seem that long ago when it was over there! Time certainly sure flies... Had a good road trip with Kurt and Rock last time. Kurt, you may want to fly this time around!

From: Moben
31-Aug-18
Will Don Jr be bringing any Russians ?

From: JayZ
31-Aug-18
May be my first p&y convention

31-Aug-18
Yep!

From: BOHNTR
31-Aug-18
We'll be there......a long drive, but I no longer have a job so who cares? :)

From: TEmbry
31-Aug-18
I’d love to come but I work that weekend so unless I can convince someone to trade shifts for a week or two I may be out again.

31-Aug-18
Yes, I will be going...will be my second P & Y Convention in Omaha and 7th overall!!

From: APauls
31-Aug-18
Hmmmm, that's only a 9 hour drive. Carpool Russ?

31-Aug-18
You bet!

From: Kurt
31-Aug-18
Time sure does fly since I went with Treeline and Rock to Omaha. My first convention was before that in Oklahoma City...'87 if memory serves me correctly.

From: Jaquomo
31-Aug-18
Maybe Don Jr. Will bring Kimberly?!

From: Shug
31-Aug-18
Anyone know the deal with the hotels? It appears there are two on site . Will one be more beneficial to stay in than the other?

From: BK
31-Aug-18
The convention center where the banquet will be held is an Embassy Suites. Very nice place. P & Y attendees, I would think, would be getting a special rate to stay there. To check around on other hotels, google (LaVista, Nebraska hotels) for other prices, there are maybe 4 or 5 other hotels with in walking distance of the convention center or a lot more just down the road to the east on I-80

From: BOWUNTR
31-Aug-18
The convention center is in the middle of two hotels, all connected. One hotel you get breakfast and free happy hour. The other doesn't. That's the way I understand it. Maximize your fun time and stay at one of these hotels. This convention site will be one of the best... I promise. Ed F

31-Aug-18
Hey gentleman, just a regular follower of Bowsite, haven't posted much, but really appreciate all info I have gained from the postings on here. After Blue Buck offered to have a few guys over for beers, it got me thinking that I have an extra bedroom in our basement and plenty of room on the floor if any out of towners have trouble getting a hotel or just looking to save some cash. We live about 20 minutes away. Let me know if any one is interested. Thanks

From: kota-man
31-Aug-18
Mark (Shug) ..you can just stay in Nick’s room. No need to break up a nice couple. ;)

From: Boreal
31-Aug-18
I'm seriously considering going. It would be my first.

01-Sep-18
Well, if history repeats itself, I'll be missing breakfast, so it wont matter which hotel I'm in...

Wouldn't miss it. Looking forward to it.

From: Shug
01-Sep-18
lol Cory!! Ken you’ll have a blast

04-Sep-18
I guess I'll make the trip, don't want to be left out of any fun!

From: Heat
04-Sep-18
I'm going to try my best to make it.

From: Bake
04-Sep-18
I’ll be there. My wife just booked the hotel.

Donald Trump JR. as the Friday speaker. . . That will be COOL!!!

From: Shug
04-Sep-18
Just booked in the Hilton.. the Marriott said no block rooms left

From: Ursman
04-Sep-18
Guess I’m overdue. The last one I attended was in 1969 in Denver. Had a brief chat with Mr. Fred Bear. I’ll never forget that!

From: Bones
04-Sep-18
Wow!! This is really cool news! It might be a trek from the convention but I run the family diner (best breakfast and Koffee in Omaha) just a hop and a skip north of the Airport! I would be honored to see some camouflage bow-hunters and offer a discount!

From: Mark Watkins
05-Sep-18
Yep, looking forward to it.

Will be booking hotel room at least two floors from Zack’s room for a good buffer from the “after hours lounge Vortex!”

Mark

From: LWood
06-Sep-18
Looking forward to it!

Lenny

From: mountainman
06-Sep-18
Looks like I'll just be getting back from a hunt in south America, so I won't make it this time.

Unfortunate timing. I really enjoy the conventions. I've made it to 3 of the last 4.

From: Doug C.
06-Sep-18
The previous P&Y Omaha convention was May 13-15, 1999 and was held at the Holiday Inn just off of I-80 on 72nd St. (the hotel is now renamed).

The host site is the La Vista Conference Center and is about 10 minutes further west of that location (Exit 442 on I-80) and the Cabela's store is across a parking lot. Those that have been to some of the recent conventions know parking was somewhat expensive. There is NO parking fee in Omaha and there's well over 1000 parking spaces.

Back then interested state bowhunting organizations presented a bid to the P&Y BOD to host the event. Our successful bid was presented at the 1997 Edmonton convention. The 1999 event was co-hosted by the Iowa Bowhunters Association and the Nebraska Bowhunters Association. If memory serves, Saturday night's attendance was 949, the best ever, until being surpassed by the Club's 50th anniversary convention in 2011 in Rochester, MN.

As Ed F. already said, one place is basically a motel while the other offers suites plus free breakfast and happy hour. At most places offering happy hours they serve only beer and wine, but this one includes hard liquor too. When you factor in the cost of eating breakfast and a few evening drinks, that is almost the best bargain. The two hotels bookend the convention area so it's all indoors.

It will be a great convention!

From: Paul@thefort
07-Sep-18
I understand that PY has not posted the Convention fee for the Total Program yet and it will be available in two weeks or so according to them today. In the past what has the convention fee been for the Total event program? And if one does not want to attend the Total Program and be charged the total fee, can one pick and chose events, for a lesser fee? Paul

From: Native Okie
08-Sep-18
Paul, yes you can pick and choose.

From: Paul@thefort
08-Sep-18
Thanks Aaron. I hear you will be coming to CO in the near future to punch your elk tag. Paul

From: BOHNTR
14-Sep-18
All signed up and ready to go! The on-line registration was awesome and easy to use! Got to pick my table too.....NICE feature!

From: Buffalo1
14-Sep-18
I got my best deal at the Courtyard by Marriott- La Vista through Hotels.Com. Great way to save money and get free night credit, if you are a subscriber of Hotels.com.

14-Sep-18
Roy, were you able to designate your seating?

From: deerhaven
14-Sep-18
We have our room all set!

From: BOHNTR
14-Sep-18
YES.....I was able to pick my table.

From: TD
14-Sep-18
"Looks like we got us a Convoy..... Omaha???"

Never been to Nebraska...... are like, the bars still open on Sunday n'stuff??? =D

From: Zackman
15-Sep-18
This will be lots of fun. After hours entertainment will be provided by myself and Nedly. Edgington and Ensign will be the judges for the bikini contest!

I am outlawing fireball this year though. Sorry Ron, Jason and Matt.

Cory, you are screwed. Seeing me 4 times in less than a year. Start training!!!

Pat/Charlie, the Bowsite meet and greet should happen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday!

And nobody get freaked out if I’m carrying around a microphone and interviewing people.

See you all in Omaha!

From: kota-man
15-Sep-18
Frick...

From: Cajunarcher
15-Sep-18
Looks like iceman and I are coming for sure! Not sure about the bikini contest Zack but after 10 or 12 beers I may talk Jared into joining in lol . Looking forward to putting some faces to some names I been needing to meet! See y’all there!

18-Sep-18

EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
iPhone, no option for seating chart.
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
iPhone, no option for seating chart.
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
Computer/laptop does allow for you to pick your seating.
EmbryOklahoma's embedded Photo
Computer/laptop does allow for you to pick your seating.
FYI when registering from phone vs computer. I tried numerous times on my phone to register and pick my seats for banquets. It would not allow me to pick seating on the iPhone, but does on my laptop. Just an FYI if you want to pick your seating, use your computer to register.

From: Buffalo1
18-Sep-18
I have seats on the plane, seats at all P&Y eating events and a bed to sleep in.

Hope to see ya’ll in the the Big O !!

From: Mad Trapper
18-Sep-18
If Nedly is a contestant in the bikini contest, I respectfully decline to be a judge.

18-Sep-18
Stayin fully clothed this go round

From: mn_archer
18-Sep-18
I might just have to show up and keep you all honest...

18-Sep-18
Ned said I could crash at his place so long as we spooned. When I asked who was spooning who, he just gave out this little chuckle that sorta sounded like the Joker in the first Batman movie.

18-Sep-18
I have had so many requests for spooning at my house that weekend. I am, instead gonna hole up in a room at the Embassy. Not gonna be in any shape to drive.

18-Sep-18
I have bikini pics... of Ned. I'll sell them off for $730 American dollars. No low-balling.

From: Bea
18-Sep-18
I'll be there. First one cannot wait

From: MuleyBum
22-Sep-18
I have been a P&Y General Member since 2006 and have yet to attend a convention. But that changes next year. I'm definitely looking forward to being in Omaha.

From: BOHNTR
22-Sep-18
That's awesome, MuleyBum and you'll have a good time. I'm at table 22 Saturday night......come by and say hi.

22-Sep-18
This'll be my 3rd. I'll never miss one. They're a blast. Anyone considering coming, just do it and you'll be glad you came.

From: Buffalo1
22-Sep-18
MuleyBum you will have an enjoyable time.

22-Sep-18
Seems like lots of first timers coming! Very cool.

From: Buffalo1
09-Oct-18
Six months from today the "gathering" will begin !!

From: Zackman
09-Oct-18
There are some guys I know that need to start “training” for the get together

From: Buffalo1
09-Oct-18
Zack, Exactly, I have received word that you are out of shape !! Six months till "showtime"

From: Paul@thefort
09-Oct-18

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oK, I was given the green light to come to the PY convention. Will be there Friday afternoon through Sunday til noon. The last one I attended was here in Denver Colorado. Looking forward to seeing and meeting all of the Bowsiters attending. Is there and when will the Bowsiters get together happen?

Of course, I expect everyone I meet to become a CBA member. my best, Paul

From: Zackman
09-Oct-18
Buffalo,

I stay in shape all year round

From: Shug
09-Oct-18
Look forward to meeting you Paul!!

From: kota-man
09-Oct-18
I can attest to Zack’s conditioning regimen. He is truly “conditioned” year round.

From: Brotsky
12-Oct-18
Great news Paul! Look forward to meeting you!

From: Ron Niziolek
12-Oct-18
Zack, no wussing out on the Fireball. Stafford will get you back to your room, maybe with the help of security again. Looking forward to it. Ike, looking forward to a beer or six and talking about Kodiak.

From: Buffalo1
12-Oct-18
I think Zac should post an “In-Shape” pre-Convention workout plan so everybody would be in Zackman Shape by Convention time.

Maybe he could model off of the sheep shape workout program. Kota-man could be Zac’s personal trainer.

From: kota-man
12-Oct-18
Greg...You've got that backwards. Though Watkins and I are Zack's "Mentors", Zack is MY personal trainer.

From: Mark Watkins
12-Oct-18
The "creative entertainment" provided by the attendees of the reputable event is endless!

I've already started boosting my daily hydration levels.

Mark

From: Buffalo1
12-Oct-18
Mark gets it !!!

From: Brotsky
12-Oct-18
I hope none of you boys are training at deer camp! It’s against the rules! :-)

From: t-roy
12-Oct-18
Ned...You told me at the IBA banquet that you were gonna host a BYOB (bring your own bra) party. You reneging on that now?!!

From: midwest
13-Oct-18
Are there still plenty of rooms available?

From: Buffalo1
13-Oct-18
Midwest, I think the rules are wherever you crash is the room you stay in. I’m sure there will be plenty of rooms!

From: midwest
13-Oct-18
Sounds dangerous, Greg!

From: Bowfreak
19-Oct-18
This looks like so much fun. I need to quit dragging my feet on these conventions.

From: Buffalo1
19-Oct-18
Mark- you are correct. "Wait broke the bridge!"

From: NvaGvUp
19-Oct-18
I haven't been since it was in Salt Lake in 2001.

And only then I only came because I'd taken a ram which was getting an award.

In those days, there were no exhibitors and nothing else worthwhile to make attendance worth your time.

Thankfully, P&Y has since evolved and now 'gets it' re. what it takes to put on an event folks want to attend.

Besides, I grew up in Omaha back in the fifties, so it would be very cool to get back there for the convention.

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